Fire forces more evacuations, road closures

Fire forces more evacuations, road closures
Douglas Complex on Friday, July 26. Photo by Kyle Reed, DFPA

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The growing Douglas Complex of fires forced a county sheriff to urge more residents to evacuate as the flames march south.

Josephine County Sheriff issued a road closure order this afternoon due to fire activity in the area.  

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office also issued an evacuation order for all residences on Lower Graves Creek Road from the Graves Creek Bridge to Leland Road, Lower Wolf Creek Road, and from Lower Graves Creek to Water Tank Gulch. This evacuation order affects an estimated 30 residences.

Lower Wolf Creek Road is closed from the town of Wolf Creek to Leland Road. 

Lower Graves Creek Road is closed from Leland Road to the Rogue River.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for McCullough Creek Road, Reuben Road, and Mt. Reuben Road in Douglas County and Poorman Creek Road in Josephine County.

Citizens can evacuate to Glendale Elementary School or Josephine County Fairgrounds:

  • Glendale Elementary School is located at 100 Pacific Avenue in Glendale
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds is located at 1451 Fairgrounds Road in Grants Pass

For more information, call Red Cross at 888-680-1455.